Job Title: Interview Transcriptionist

Job Summary:

Do you have experience transcribing audio files? Are you a fast and accurate typist? We're looking for a transcriptionist to join our team.

The purpose of this position is to provide transcription services to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Refugee, Asylum, and International Operations (RAIO) Directorate, Asylum Division Headquarters (HQASM). While the audio recordings may contain foreign spoken languages, the transcriptionist shall be responsible for transcribing the spoken English portions only.

The ideal candidate will have experience transcribing audio/video (such as interviews) and will have prior experience with USCIS or bank/court matters. If you have experience transcribing audio files and are a fast and accurate typist, we'd love to have you on our team.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Transcribing English language portions of interviews from audio recorded material, up to 3 hours in length and an average of 100 pages, verbatim
  • Transcribing files via a secure network, provided through a virtual desktop solution; no files may be transferred outside of the network and no 3rd party software may be used
  • Ensuring thorough spell check and editing of each transcription
  • Ensuring transcribed data matches the official transcript, with page and line numbers in proper sequence, page by page, and line by line
  • Annotating time stamps or time interval markers
  • Following data storage policies and procedures

Required Qualifications and Skills:

  • High school degree or equivalent
  • English fluency
  • Ability to pass a USCIS background check and obtain a DHS Personal Identification Verification (PIV)
  • A minimum of 1 -3 years of full time experience or 2 - 5 years of part time experience providing transcription services containing legal terminology, while adhering to strict confidentiality requirements
  • Proficiency in grammar
  • Experience with adhering to strict deadlines
  • Familiarity with legal terminology and legal citation
  • Reliable internet connection


  • Prior experience with USCIS

Work Setting and Environment:

  • Work is to be performed remotely
  • Monday - Friday, flexible work hours
  • On-site federal contractors, in federal buildings or on federal lands must comply with CDC guidelines with respect to wearing masks, maintaining physical distance, and other public health measures

How FedWriters Will Compensate and Appreciate You:

FedWriters offers team members the opportunity to gain a lasting impression in this fast-growing small business.

FedWriters provides a competitive package of salary and benefits, including medical, dental, and vision coverage; a matching 401(k) program; generous Paid Time Off (PTO); STD; LTD; life insurance; and more!

FedWriters abides by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a), and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.

FedWriters is committed to equal employment opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race; ethnicity; religion; gender; age; national origin; marital status; sexual orientation; gender identity; family responsibilities; matriculation; physical or mental disabilities; political affiliation; genetic information; status as a protected veteran; or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. If you are interested in applying for employment with FedWriters and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply for the position, please call (703) 872-7848. Determination on requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis. FedWriters is a federal contractor seeking veteran referrals.

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